Fine Arts

Fine Arts Department

The Fine Arts Department of Knoxville Catholic High School offers course studies in a variety of visual and performing arts. One Fine Art credit must be earned for graduation (with at least .5 of that one credit in performing arts); however students are encouraged to earn more. Most Fine Arts classes are offered to all grade levels.

Courses Offered

VISUAL ARTS
Art 1 CP  Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
Strongly recommended for grades 9 and 10.
2D AP Studio Art
 Grades 10-12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher approval, submission of a 5-piece portfolio, and successful completion of two visual art classes.
3D AP Studio Art
 Grades 10-12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher approval, submission of a 5-piece portfolio, and successful completion of 3D Design and one other visual art class.
Drawing AP Studio Art Grades 10-12 1 Credit
 Prerequisite: Teacher approval, submission of a 5-piece portfolio, and successful completion of Drawing and one other visual art class.
3D Design CP
½ Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher approval, one previous high school art course.
Painting 1 CP ½ Credit
Painting 2 CP  ½ Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher approval, Painting 1 CP
Drawing CP  ½ Credit
Portfolio Honors  ½ Credit
 Prerequisite: Teacher approval, Drawing 1 plus one other art course.
Digital Photography Honors Grades 10-12 ½ Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher approval, previous visual art class, camera required (cost for the appropriate camera begins around $250).
Introduction to Yearbook CP
 Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
Yearbook Production CP
 Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher approval, Intro to Yearbook. This course may be repeated.
Yearbook Editing Honors
Grades 11, 12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Application and teacher approval required, Intro to Yearbook and Yearbook Production
PERFORMING ARTS
Band Honors  Grades 9-12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Teacher approval
Beginning Men’s Chorus CP
 Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
 No audition required
Beginning Women’s Chorus CP
Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
No audition required
Irish Ensemble Honors
 Grades 10-12 ½ Credit
 Prerequisite: Previous choral experience. Audition required. 
Music Theory AP
Grades 10-12 ½ Credit
 Application and completion of summer online.
Theater 1 CP  Grades 9-12  ½ Credit
Theater 2 CP (Scene Study)
Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
 Prerequisite: Theater 1 CP
Applied Technical Theater (Stage Tech) CP Grades 10-12 ½ Credit
Prerequisite: Instructor review and approval.
Dance Fundamentals CP
Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
Dance Production/Dance Team CP
Grades 9-12 1 Credit
Prerequisite: Audition required
Dance Production/Dance Company CP
Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
Prerequisite: Audition required
Dance Jazz 1 CP
Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
Dance Jazz 2 CP
Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
Prerequisite: Dance Fundamentals CP or Dance Production/Team or Company CP
Dance Hip-Hop CP
Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
Broadcasting/Multi-Media CP
Grades 9-12 ½ Credit
Students will play an integral role in the Irish Streaming Network, presented by Smithbilt Homes.
Please note: This class requires participation outside of the normal class day.